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Rock County, Wisconsin’s First Ever J-Band Project

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Why Longitudinal Joint Help is Needed? Asphalt pavement density at and near longitudinal construction joints is often significantly lower than density in the mainline areas of the pavement: this can manifest in premature deterioration of the joint area. Distress associated with longitudinal joints is not confined to a single mix...
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See How Macon County, IL is Helping Infrastructure Dollars go Further with VRAM?

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In early May 2022, Macon County, Illinois was able to perform road reconstruction to help ensure that the citizens who are driving have safer, longer-lasting roads. The county is taking proactive, innovative steps by utilizing the application of VRAM. VRAM is a Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane. J-Band® is Asphalt Materials’...
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What The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Can Mean for Driver Safety?

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Roadway safety is a growing concern in the United States. In 2019 alone, there were 36,096 traffic fatalities, an increase of 5.3% from the year before, according to a recent study conducted by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA).1 Every year, thousands of Americans are injured or killed in preventable...
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Team Member Spotlight: Orr Fellow Annie Hynes

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Getting More with Orr   Annie Hynes’ experience shows how employees, companies and young professionals benefit when Orr Fellows join The Heritage Group.  Pictured: Annie on the job in her current role at Asphalt Materials, Inc.  Finding Heritage  When Chicago native and chemical engineering major Annie Hynes began her senior year...
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Meet the J-Band Team: Jeff Tidaback

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Name: Jeff Tidaback Title: Field Support Manager Location: Chicago, IL How long have you worked with J-Band? I joined Asphalt Materials Inc. Specialty Products team this February! What makes the J-Band product so unique? J-Band solves a problem agencies have had issues with for years, longitudinal joints. It works, it...
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Wisconsin DOT Research Recommends Extending Roadway Life with VRAM

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“This research helps to confirm the direction the​ department has taken with recent changes to longitudinal joint​ specifications.”​– Project Manager​ Dan Kopacz, WisDOT How to Create Better Longitudinal Joints? The longitudinal joint is the Achilles’ heel of every paved road. Road managers know the first part of the pavement to fail is the longitudinal joint. As the road’s...
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